Hollywood legend Mel Gibson is the director of Hacksaw Ridge, a WWII film based on the true story of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, the Seventh-Day Adventist who was the first conscientious objector to win a US Congressional Medal of Honor. Although he refused to carry a weapon, he was recognized for saving the lives of 75 soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. Doss is portrayed by Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man). Doss’s drill sergeant, a non-commissioned officer from Alabama, is portrayed by Vince Vaughn.
Vaughn’s last film, Term Life, was released in April 2016. He produced it and played the lead, a thief who tries to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in so he could provide for his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). Prior to Term Life, Vaughn starred in Season 2 (2015) of True Detective as Frank Semyon. Hacksaw Ridge will be released in theatres November 4.